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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Paris Collage Bracelet + Craft Fantastic Products

Hi everybody! Happy Spring! Kim here sharing another gorgeous project I made with Craft Fantastic products, some art collage, and a whole lot of imagination. I got inspired by Paris in the Spring time covered in flowers and butterflies. One day I'll see it. And if you are a fan of collage or mixed media, you’re going to love this project. Each section is a layered mini piece of art with these stunning images from Craft Fantastic.

Once you try it, you too will be hooked on this new hobby. Turn your paper crafts into little works of art in jewelry and a great way to use up your scraps too! It's fun, easy, and the creative possibilities are endless. Now hop on over and check out these stunning products, get a complete supply list to make one for yourself or somebody special,  and get a step by step tutorial on how I made this fabulous bracelet here for the Craft Fantastic Blog Design Team.  
Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Craft Fantastic Springtime Necklace + Alcohol Inks

Happy St. Patrick's Day everybody! May the luck of the Irish be with you today and always. It's also my turn up on the Craft Fantastic Blog sharing another gorgeous necklace I made with these fantastic products, a new tray pendant, and a new technique using Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. I hope you like it and want to learn how easy it is to make these. Once you try it, you too will be hooked on a new hobby. It's fun, easy, and the creative possibilities are endless. Now hop on over and check out these stunning products, get a complete supply list,  and a step by step tutorial on how I made this pendant on the Craft Fantastic BlogAnd if you love seeing crafty tutorials and don't want to miss out, click and follow this blog. Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim

Monday, February 20, 2017

February Charm + Craft Fantastic + New Challenges

Hi everybody! I'm up on the Craft Fantastic Blog sharing my first post for the Craft Fantastic All Stars Design Team!  For my first project I wanted to show you the versatility of these products and how you can incorporate them into many facets of your crafty life. See how I created the charms on this card, a special necklace, and the matching gift back tag.
Click here for a step by step tutorial and supply list:

Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Craft Fantastic All Stars Design Team

Hi everybody! I'm sharing some happy news with you all. Starting this month I am honored to have been selected to join the very first design team: Craft Fantastic All Stars. And I'm so excited to get crafting with these talented ladies and amazing products. I just can't say enough about them...I LOVE them! And you will too!

I was first introduced to Craft Fantastic at a craft Expo show with my sister and we did the make-n-take and that was all it took and we were hooked. We bought a necklace/earrings kit and made everyone Christmas gifts that year. It was unique and fantastic! And once you start, you'll be hooked too!

They are a jewelry resource for artists and crafters that specialize in high-quality flat-backed glass beads, decorative trays, necklaces, bracelets, rings, images, and so much more.  Create exquisite handmade jewelry with their images or your own patterned paper, mixed media, wedding photos, kids photos or any photo; design one-of-a-kind embellishments for scrapbook layouts and card projects; or home decor. The possibilities are endless!

Click here to see my first post for my new design team and what I've made with these Fantastic Products:

Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

My Love Bugs for Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Month! Whether you celebrated February 14th or not you can always use a simple card for a lovey dovey type occasion any time of year, just change the sentiment. 
And if you do make Valentines cards, here is an idea for next year. I'll show you how I made this quick and adorable card, along with three others for my daughter and three sons with just a few supplies and lots of tips too. 
Click here for a supplies list and a complete step by step tutorial to make your own love bugs:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Birthday Card

Happy February! Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for someone special celebrating this month. And I love to use pinks and reds in honor of Valentines too! And combined with red patterned paper, this gorgeous medallion stamp, and a romantic ribbon just screams love.  For a complete step by step tutorial and supplies list, click here:

Monday, January 30, 2017

Twin Birthday die cut flip cards

 Last week we celebrated my youngest two kids birthdays, who are fraternal twins. And of course I made them birthday cards, but not just any cards. These are fun die cut flip cards, that my boys love, and they are similar, as you can see, but different. Just like them.
Happy Birthday, Boys!

See the flip side of the cards, a complete tutorial, and supply list here: 

Friday, January 20, 2017

One Sheet Wonder - Thank You Cards

 Happy New Year! I hope 2017 finds you happy, healthy, and crafty. And speaking of crafty I continue our family tradition of making "thank you" cards after the holidays. I was taught by my mom, who was taught by her mom, to send thank you notes for gifts. And it's my ongoing resolution to continue that tradition with all four of my kids too. Of course in today's day and age they would rather send an email note, which I think is better than nothing, but I prefer they do it properly. So, if I make the handmade cards then they will write a special note and sign them. See complete tutorial and supply list here:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Show Dates

The 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo dates for the ultimate paper crafting and stamping events are listed below. See when they are coming to a city near you, or book a hotel,  and join the fun. With this many shows happening around the nation, the question is not what show to attend, but how many shows can you attend?  And if you are a card maker, scrapbooker, paper crafter, mixed media artist, jewelry maker, or a stamper, you don't want to miss this show. Each one is different and they are amazing! And if you don't see a city near you, mention it on their website. They are always looking for new venues to add every year.

 I've attended several shows over the years and have received some super shopping deals, great classes, amazing make and takes, and the whole experience is fantastic. Enjoy learning some great ideas, new techniques, great instructors, and wonderful products given to each class participant too. Sign up for their newsletter and get the scoop, coupons, deals, vendor list and more. Totally worth it. Hope to see you there! ~Kim

Click here to see 2017 dates and locations: